Kiesselbach area


Kiesselbach area
an area on the anterior part of the nasal septum above the intermaxillary bone, which is richly supplied with blood vessels and is a common site of nosebleed; called also Little a.

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  • Kiesselbach area (space) — Kies·sel·bach area (space) (keґsəl bahk) [Wilhelm Kiesselbach, German laryngologist, 1839–1902] see under area …   Medical dictionary

  • Kiesselbach's plexus — Kiesselbach s area, also Kiesselbach s plexus and Little s area, is a region in the anteroinferior part of the nasal septum, where the following arteries anastomose:*anterior ethmoid artery, *great palatine artery *sphenopalatine artery and… …   Wikipedia

  • area — 1. [TA] Any circumscribed surface or space. 2. All of the part supplied by a given artery or nerve. 3. A part of an organ having a special function, as the motor a. of the brain. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • Kiesselbach's plexus — a collection of capillaries in the mucosa at the anterior part of the nasal septum. Nosebleeds frequently have their origin from this plexus. See epistaxis; Little s area. W. Kiesselbach (1839 1902), German laryngologist …   Medical dictionary

  • Kiesselbach's plexus — a collection of capillaries in the mucosa at the anterior part of the nasal septum. Nosebleeds frequently have their origin from this plexus. See: epistaxis, Little s area [W. Kiesselbach (1839–1902), German laryngologist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Kiesselbach — Wilhelm, German laryngologist, 1839–1902. See K. area …   Medical dictionary

  • Kiesselbach space — see under area …   Medical dictionary

  • Little area — Lit·tle area (litґəl) [James Laurence Little, American surgeon, 1836–1885] Kiesselbach area; see under area …   Medical dictionary

  • Little area — Kiesselbach a …   Medical dictionary

  • Little's area — the anterior region of the nasal septum (see nose). It has a rich capillary supply, called Kiesselbach s plexus, and is a common site from which nosebleeds arise. See epistaxis. J. L. Little (1836 85), US surgeon …   Medical dictionary


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